This name derives from the Ancient Greek “Athanásios (Αθανάσιος) āthanasíā (ᾱ̓θᾰνᾰσῐ́ᾱ),” composed of two elements: “a- (α-)” (absence of, privative prefix) plus “thánatos (θάνατος) thnḗiskō (θνῄσκω)” (to die, death, corpse). In turn, the name means “immortal, resurrection.” The name Thanassis or Athanasios, in its full form, is known since the antiquity, although it was not that much in use by ancient Greeks. For the Greek Orthodox Church, the name is associated with Athanasios of Alexandreia, also known as Saint Athanasius or Athanasios the Great. He was episcope and Patriarch of Alexandria in Egypt, and he is considered one of the four Fathers of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Athanasios was mostly known due to his strong opposition against Arians during the Byzantine Era.
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United States Ranking #8846
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New Age Curiosities
Numerological Values: #5
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Chakra Number: #5 Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"
The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.
Color meaning: Blue
The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.
Notable People and Personalities
Athanasius Ii Dabbas († 1619), Greek Patriarch Of Antioch
Athanasius Iii Dabbas (1647–1724), Greek Patriarch Of Antioch
Athanasius Of Attalia († 1700), Orthodox Martyr Of Smyrna
Athanasius Parios († 1813), Greek Religious Leader
Athanasius The Athonite, 10th-century Byzantine Monk